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Worsening drought forces state of emergency in Puerto Rico, rationing areas expanding

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-8471651/Worsening-drought-forces-state-emergency-Puerto-Rico.html Worsening drought forces state of emergency in Puerto Rico By Associated Press Published: 12:47 EDT, 29 June 2020 | Updated: 18:56 EDT, 29 June 2020 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico´s governor on Monday declared a state … Continue reading

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Drinking water supply requires urgent action in Puerto Rico

60% water loss per day is gross incompetence. “At the same time, the government’s part cannot be postponed and this includes comprehensive repair and replacing deficient lines that cause the loss of up to 60 percent of daily production, as … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico to receive unprecedented funding injection in the billions of dollars for reconstruction after Hurricane Maria hit 9-20-17

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/puertoricotoreceiveunprecedentedfundinginjection-2575575 Puerto Rico to receive unprecedented funding injection After two and a half years of setbacks and lessons, federal and local governments say reconstruction is finally gaining traction Sunday, June 14, 2020 – 12:35 PM By Joanisabel González 0 ✉ … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Cannot Live Forever on Federal Funds. Breaking with the culture of dependency is necessary

The solution is high quality job growth, not funneling more people into generational welfare. https://www.theweeklyjournal.com/opinion/opinion-puerto-rico-cannot-live-forever-on-federal-funds/article_4fb189b8-8fb4-11ea-97c5-ab866ff500af.html [OPINION] Puerto Rico Cannot Live Forever on Federal Funds Breaking with the culture of dependency is necessary Gustavo Vélez, Inteligencia Económica May 6, 2020 Perhaps … Continue reading

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Is Puerto Rico About to Give Another Terrible Energy Contract to an American Company – New Fortress Energy?

https://newrepublic.com/article/157880/puerto-rico-give-another-terrible-energy-contract-american-company Kate Aronoff/June 2, 2020 Is Puerto Rico About to Give Another Terrible Energy Contract to an American Company? Prepa, the island’s electric power company, and FEMA have found themselves embroiled in scandal before. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images On January 6 … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Permits Office presents new Construction Code to Improve Hurricane & Earthquake Resistance

Puerto Rico Permits Office presents new Construction Code Puerto Rico Permits Office presents new Construction Code By Caribbean Business on January 24, 2019 SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico’s Permits & Endorsements Management Office (OGPe by its Spanish acronym) presented Thursday … Continue reading

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Former FEMA Employee Pleads Guilty To Felony

https://www.justice.gov/usao-pr/pr/former-fema-employee-pleads-guilty-felony Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Puerto Rico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Former FEMA Employee Pleads Guilty To Felony SAN JUAN, P.R. – Jovanda R. Paterson, a.k.a. “Jo/Jojo,” a former FEMA Emergency Management Specialist … Continue reading

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As Puerto Rico prepares for the pandemic, residents fear the government hasn’t learned from Hurricane Maria

https://www.vox.com/2020/4/9/21213212/puerto-rico-coronavirus-covid-19 Old San Juan resident Carlos Toro shines shoes on his balcony on March 18.Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images As Puerto Rico prepares for the pandemic, residents fear the government hasn’t learned from Hurricane Maria Local officials have imposed some … Continue reading

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No property title, no problem: Land rights with digital maps, social media

https://japantoday.com/category/tech/analysis-no-title-no-problem-land-rights-with-digital-maps-social-media No title, no problem: Land rights with digital maps, social media 4-20-20 05:00 am JST 1 Comment By Rina Chandran BANGKOK When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017, the Category 5 storm destroyed and damaged thousands of homes, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned: FEMA cited for costly mistakes during Puerto Rico hurricane

https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/dhs-watchdog-highlights-fema-failures Lessons Learned: FEMA cited for costly mistakes during Puerto Rico hurricane IG says FEMA could have saved time and money using available advance contracts during devastation from Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico devastation from Hurricane Maria (RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty … Continue reading

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